It's no secret that the WWE is not real'. But the kayfabe by the performers ensures a larger than life spectacle for its audience.However, even the most over-the-top performances given by the company’s biggest Super Stars has not proven big enough for NetherRealm Studios (famed creators of
In perhaps the oddest piece of World Wrestling lore ever seen, Immortals revolves around Bray Wyatt's Dark Lantern. This magical lamp has been stolen by the Authority, who unwittingly unleashs its power. Unable to control it, this opens portals to other realms, turning the WWE's roster into demons, monsters, barbarians, super heroes, and a host of other fantastical beings.And yes, writing that has made feel like a crazy person.The game itself is (very) similar to NetherRealm's other free-to-play beat down simulator
NeverRealm's signature gritty style is on full display in Immortals. This leads to the WWE's already supersized roster being injected with a new blend of powerful steroids, before being turned into their comic book forms.But there are some real strokes of genius in the line up of characters. While some do seem a little lazy - with Daniel Bryant simply being a member of the 'Yes Movement' and Cena taking the role of a super hero – whoever thought of making the Rock an actual golem deserves a medal.Unfortunately, given just how many wrestlers there are in the WWE, the current lineup of cards feels a little light on the ground. I am sure going forward this will expand but, for the moment, fans may find their favorite fighters absent.The game world is dark. Though it is rich with detail it’s hard not to think that given the story, and the game's probable audience, that a slightly more lighthearted tone may have been better. After all, watching as a centurion version of Roman Reigns Superman Punch a Banshee incarnation of Paige into the ground is an experience that doesn't need to be self-serious to be entertaining.